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Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort

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    1609

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Quick info

Stay...in one of three base villages: Whistler Village, Upper Village and Creekside.
Ski...at a top elevation of 7,494’ on Blackcomb Mountain.
Travel...by flying into Vancouver and hopping in a two-hour shuttle.
Enjoy…breathtaking views of the Garbaldi Mountains.
Explore…former 2010 Winter Olympic venues.
Learn…about Whistler’s original inhabitants at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.
Taste…90+ world-class restaurants.
Treat…yourself to a massage at Scandinave Spa.
Experience…zip lining, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and snow tubing—a few examples of Whistler’s many winter activities.

If the biggest and the best are high on your winter getaway “must haves” then a ski trip to Whistler should top your list. With 8,171 skiable acres, a Whistler ski vacation offers nearly 1,000 more acres of skiing than the second-largest ski resort in North America: Park City Mountain Resort. Despite its enormity, it’s quite easy to navigate thanks to the resort’s PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola which connects Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain via the world’s largest, unsupported cable car.

Whistler Blackcomb offers the most uphill capacity and sees nearly 2 million visitors a year. Incredible Tyrolean-style base villages, which are divided into the main Village, Upper Village and Creekside provide guests with a range of dining, lodging, après-ski bars, shopping and nightlife options to fit every ski vacation preference.

In comparison to other famed North American ski destinations, Whistler is extremely easy to get to from anywhere in the world, thanks to its close vicinity to Vancouver International Airport.

Ski Whistler Blackcomb

Get ready to ski your buns off! Whistler Blackcomb ski resort expands over 100-plus trails on 8,171 acres. The longest trail lasts for seven miles and descends more than 5,000 vertical feet. While Whistler's sheer size may seem intimidating to some skiers, especially newer ones, there’s truly no need. Whistler Blackcomb is comprised of nearly 20 percent beginner terrain, even at the top of the mountain. If exceptional views and high alpine bowl skiing sound appealing, then there’s no better place to learn to ski or further develop the skills you already have. Intermediate skiers will think they’ve died and gone to heaven at Whistler Blackcomb, as they get to enjoy over 55 percent of this massive resort—including from the top of Whistler Mountain's summit.

Whistler is renowned as an aggressive mountain with tons of expert terrain options, so expert skiers looking to step it up a notch can conquer chutes, couloirs, steep bowls, huge cliffs and technical glades, and the former 2010 Olympic Downhill race courses. 

Terrain park enthusiasts will be "stoked" on Whistler’s Nintendo Terrain Parks, with 200-plus features spread out over three designated park zones—two at Blackcomb, Nintendo Terrain Park and Big Easy Terrain Garden, and one at Whistler, Habitat Terrain Park. Every jibber from beginner to expert will have a blast on Whistler’s terrain parks.

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Vacation Packages

If the No. 1 ski resort and the largest ski area in North America sounds like experience this ski season, start the booking process today. You can begin by searching our online Whistler Blackcomb lodging inventory. Use the filters to narrow down the options based on your budget and preferences.

You can also book your flights, ground transfers, lift tickets, lessons and equipment rental online. Or if you'd prefer, leave the heavy-lifting to Ski.com's knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists. They can help you customize your ideal Whistler ski vacation package, including accommodations, air travel, ground transportation, lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals, activities to events around town and more.

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  • 50 times more terrain than Whistler Blackcomb
  • On-mountain picnic catered by Bearfoot Bistro
  • Best for those looking to enjoy high-end perks

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  • 3-, 4-, 5-, 6- and 7-day packages available
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  • Best for powderhounds who like to be pampered

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Customer Reviews (22)

Overall Customer Experience*

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What the experts are saying

Bryan Donnelly
Bryan Donnelly
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000 X 3347
4.3
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Whistler in March

Rory S.
11/04/2017

Great vacation location

The weather and conditions were amazing. Awesome long runs and quick lifts.
Anne Simms
03/04/2017

Beautiful, great skiing, great village

Great skiing, great village, would love to visit in summer too!
Tedd Mehr
10/03/2017

Amazing Place.

Whistler Backcomb is a skiers paradise, and just simply a great place to take a vacation. We are already making plans to come back next year.
T Chapman
17/02/2017

Feb 2017 trip

My first time but for some of the group have visited before. We caught the perfect weather. Fresh 18 in+ for our first day as they started opening the bowls around 10 am- skied until late. Little congested at the Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas to start the day - heard the Creekside gondola line was an hour long after 9am- glad I didn't go there. The snow was good for the whole trip- picked up more through our stay. Had a blue bird day which was the day we booked a Powder Mountain Catskiing- great guides!
Dale Kirkland
15/02/2017

5 days of great skiing

We spent 5 days of skiing on two huge mountains; plenty of different terrain to ski. Lifts at the bottom were busy on the powder days, but the top has plenty of upload capacity. I wish they had more capacity from the bottom to mid-mountain.
Elvir Gacevic
09/02/2017

Great

Great trip have been going for years did all the rest and know stay at the best
Miguel Puente
18/01/2017

WOW!!!

Ive been in many places like Colorado, California, La Toscana (It) or Innsburk (Aus)

This is the best Ski resort ive visited until now.
It is a little bit expensive, but Worth every penny it costs.
Craig Small
16/01/2017

whistler/blackcomb

When can I come back? Flawless flight, shuttle transportation, hotel stay, ski experience. Accommodations were perfect. Great breakfast buffet at the Fairmont: the best actually. Highly recommend Extremely Canadian - skied double blacks with experts. Would not have truly experienced Whistler/Blackcomb without them. Met super nice locals who love their town. Combination of blue skies, new snow, fresh tracks, and bumps. Thank you very much.
jeffrey dann
19/04/2016

it was a vacation to remember - and come back too!

The resort was awesome; first day weather was a challenge - rain on base; fog in middle and blowing snow on top. Day 2 was a "blue Bird" day - 6" new snow; blue sky and sun. Perfect day.
Paul Plunkett
30/03/2016

Spring Break @ Whistler

Second trip to Whistler. Went in Jan. 2014 then again Mid March 2016. Plenty of snow mid-level to the peak, but conditions below mid level were poor. If you are not advanced skill level, getting to the bottom each day was tough work. Short lift lines, beautiful scenery. The on-mountain restaurants need a MUCH better system for seating and handling mid day crowds. Near fights each day with people fighting over tables and saving spaces. Has to be a better way, maybe a seating or host system. Village was great, good sales on end of season merchandise. Friendly staff.

Expert Reviews (2)

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Expert reviews are written by our seasoned mountain vacation specialists based on their first-hand experiences.

Reviews

Bryan Donnelly
Bryan Donnelly
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000
X 3347

Whistler in March

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When you hit it right, Whistler is absolutely the best ski resort in the world.  I have been to Europe, I have been to South America and I live in Colorado.  We received 40 plus inches in the week I was there in March.  It was in centimeters so I may be underestimating it a little.  All I know is that it was deep everywhere. I snowboarded the first day with our excellent guide, Steve,  who works with the mountain.  He took us on some excellent blue runs in the morning on the Whistler side with our group of 9.  We then flew on the Peak to Peak gondola to the Blackcomb side in a matter of minutes where this used to take 2 hours or more.  Some of the group split off and we did Spanky's Ladder and another run called the Chimney were a hike of less than 10 minutes got us to untracked terrain and descents that were super steep.  Comes out to a long cat track and you have to take two lifts to get back to where you started but well worth it.  On Day 2, I switched to skiing, we had a half day with Steve and explored the mountain a little more eventually getting to Dusty's in Creekside, a hidden local's gem of a bar.  We saw lots and lots of condos and hotels in between the skiing so call me to talk more about that.  I stayed a little longer than my co-workers and that is when the snow started to fall in earnest.  On Day 3 of skiing I only went in the afternoon because the morning was rain and basically unskiable .  The afternoon it turned to snow again and we found untracked snow everywhere.  Day 4 the skies opened up and only a few inches fell at the resort so we had booked a heli trip and got the green light.  5 runs of heart stopping excitement.  This is another post...another time....Day 5 in Whistler was epic.  Another 7 inches and the Blue Sky Stormy day.  As in, blue skies into white out conditions and back and forth like that probably 3 or 4 times.  This day was better than the heli if you can believe that.  I could go on and on.  But that is how the trip ended.  We flew out of Vancouver Sunday morning.  Stayed at the Fairmont Airport hotel.  The best place to get a jump on the long security lines to get back to the states....

I stayed the 2nd part of my trip at the Coast Blackcomb.  It was a perfect hotel for some.  Budget, breakfast, ski in and out, great hot tub scene. 

Call me to book for next year! 

 
Abbey Estock
Abbey Estock
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000
X 3328

Great Skiing and Lots of activites

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Whistler is one of those resorts that offers great skiing and a vibrant town full of restaurants, shopping and nightlife.  It is a huge mountain with great skiing for all levels.  The beginner area is located mid-mountain, which means new skiers get to take the gondola up instead of just being at the base.  There is plenty of wide open intermediate terrain, and there's great expert terrain that you can hike to or find right on the mountain.  Town has so much to choose from: everything from casual dining to sushi to fine dining.  They also have lots of original shops that you won't find anywhere else and some more well known shops also.

You can also choose from many additional activities like zip-lining, spa trips and heli-skiing.

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